Rwanda’s country page provides access to family planning data, key government strategies, plans, and documents, and the latest research and news to support the work of all those committed to increasing access to voluntary contraception.
Your quick guide to key documents and resources that together provide greater context on family planning in Rwanda.Government Website
Commitments are formal pledges to expand access to voluntary, rights-based, high-quality family planning. Since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, more than 90 governments, multilateral organizations, foundations, the private sector, and civil society partners have become commitment makers.
The government of Rwanda made its FP2020 commitment in the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning and updated it in 2017—including specific program and service delivery pledges—to meet their family planning goals. Since then, the government has provided annual updates on the progress made and challenges faced in pursuing its commitment.
DateJuly 11, 2017
2017 Update: Read the commitment here.
2012:Rwanda will ensure the availability of family planning services in each of the 14,841 Rwanda administrative villages (Imidugudu) through delivery by the 45,000 community health workers already in service. There are also plans to expand existing family planning communications programs to raise awareness of family planning choices. Focusing on convenience and reducing the frequency of visits to health providers, the Government of Rwanda will introduce long-lasting contraceptive methods, including permanent ones and high quality integrated family planning services in every hospital and health center.
During the London Summit on Family Planning, the government of Rwanda committed to ensuring the availability of family planning services in each of the 14,841 Rwandan administrative villages (Imidugudu) through delivery by the 45,000 community health workers already in service. In 2014, the government reported that family planning services had been scaled across the country through community health workers.
In 2015-2016, the government of Rwanda reported that family planning services were provided countrywide at community level by Community Health Workers (CHWs) and the following activities were undertaken in support of this commitment:
The government of Rwanda engaged in the following activities to expand existing family planning communications programs to raise awareness of family planning choices:
The Government of Rwanda engaged in the following activities to introduce LAPMS and high-quality integrated family planning services in hospital and health centers: